Psychotherapy and Counselling
Fraidie Burshtyn provides psychotherapy and counselling services to meet your unique needs.
The primary goals are to establish comfort and connection, to empower your thoughts,
seek your worth and to support you through positive growth.
Due to COVID, all sessions are currently being held virtually/online,
but will resume in-person, post-pandemic.
Fraidie offers specialized services for individuals experiencing a variety of personal issues. These can include, but are not limited to illness, death of a loved one, depression, anxiety, workplace/lifestyle stress, motherhood, postpartum depression, perimenopause, menopause, eating disorders, childhood abuse, fatherhood,
post-traumatic stress, managing anger and aging.
Adults may also struggle with gender issues and acceptance, and Fraidie supports and provides a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to receive counselling.
Fraidie helps adolescents develop healthy coping strategies to deal with depression, anxiety, bullying, school performance, eating disorders and parent/child conflict.
At an extremely impressionable age, it is important that children receive support to help build positive self-worth and confidence.
Adolescents may also struggle with gender issues and acceptance, and Fraidie supports and provides a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to receive counselling.
Couples and partners looking to develop strategies and strengthen problem areas dealing with poor communication, trust, intimacy, general conflict and affairs, can find counselling quite beneficial, regardless of relationship status (dating, engaged, married, cohabitant, common law, same sex or polyamorous).
Family, or sibling counselling, allows the opportunity to address interpersonal relationships
that flourish within these core support systems when members feel heard, respected and connected. Key focus areas are to enhance healthy, open and respectful communication, reduce conflict and resolve jealousies/rivalries.
Fraidie believes in working with collaborative strategies to reduce conflict related to separation and divorce. She also has many child-focused tools to help children cope with the separation or divorce of their parents.
In reconciliation counselling, Fraidie works towards bridging and healing relationships between estranged parent(s) and their children.
Areas of importance include attempting to resolve reasons for visitation resistance, assisting parents in fully understanding the needs of each child and correcting the child's current state of mind, with realistic perceptions that reflect
actual parental experiences.
Through parenting coordination, Fraidie strives to facilitate the reduction of parental conflict and encourages cooperation between parents. She also helps parents with resolving issues related to the Parenting Plan (custody/access agreements).
Fraidie offers an assessment pursuant to Section 30 of the CLRA.
These clinical assessments and recommendations concern all matters
related to custody/access of children.
Fraidie provides supervised visits between the non-custodial parent, the child(ren) and herself (the clinical therapist) to provide a safe, warm environment for all involved. These visits can be supervised in the privacy of the parent's home.